Strict implementation of traffic rules will be the ‘New Year resolution’ of the city traffic police department.
Putting a blanket ban on parking of vehicles on arterial and primary roads, restricting goods vehicles at crowded places, clearing road encroachments, making mandatory for two-wheeler riders to wear helmets and drive with only one pillion rider will be the focus areas of traffic personnel during the 23rd Road Safety Week to be observed from January 1.
School buses will be asked to maintain a uniform colour, preferably yellow with a display card in front, indicating that children are travelling in the vehicle.
Besides making announcement at important intersections, meetings will be held between senior officials and resident groups to create an awareness on road safety.
The department has also invited slogans on road safety from the public and the best entries will be awarded, said Bharti Arora, deputy commissioner of police (DCP), traffic.
She said goods vehicles should not be allowed to ferry passengers. Overloading will not be tolerated and vehicles carrying hazardous goods must adhere to traffic norms. The traffic police will also ask concerned authorities to improve infrastructure. The police would also ask civic agencies to put up signages.